Aidan is growing in leaps and bounds and it honestly baffles me at how much he’s changed and how quickly he’s becoming “Aidan” and not just “Baby”. We’ve already arrived at the 2.5 month mark and gone up 2 sizes in clothes. We’ve got a routine, breast feeding is going great guns and next week we’re moving into full time cloth nappies. Mothers Group has gotten better every week and I’m meeting a lot of new people that I have something in common with rather than the fact that we both have babies and live in the same area code. It’s nice.
In reality I should be packing for our trip to Newy tomorrow. When I say “our” I mean Aidan and I… yup, our first long drive and I’ll be doing it solo. Wish me luck. Steve has to work and I know he wants to come with all his being but it just didn’t work out that way. He’s going to miss his little “Matey” as he’s been nicknamed so I’ll have to blog photos everyday. You’ll all be benefiting from his misery. It was a last minute plan as my Mum will be home alone for the week and thought spending our free time together by the beach wouldn’t be such a bad thing for either of us. I’ve managed to stock up on some expressed milk so at least I wont have to breastfeed on the side of the road. I’m trying to think of it as an adventure.
I’ve already started to lose focus on myself. I’ve been self centered my whole life, then I met Steve and we became a team but now the universe has shifted completely and it now revolves around Aidan. I took Aidan to a party last night, a loud crowed party and the sweet little darling just slept in his sling. He only allowed me 10 minutes to get ready (5 of which were spent crying in daddy’s arms) but for the first time in 3 months I wore a nice dress, make up and even bothered straighten my hair. I felt socially acceptable for the first time in ages… maybe even a touch sexy.
The monthly wallpapers just aren’t happening. I went out with my camera this afternoon but inspiration never struck. Then I got stressed that I’d miss 2 months in a row and then I remembered I can just say “F*ck it” and pick it up again later. It’s not worth the stress and the missed napping hours lol. I haven’t even got around to taking a photo for this years xmas card and Christmas is very fast approaching. I still have 2 half completed assignments left and then I’ve finished my Photography course. I’m applying for a few online journalism/reviewer jobs and just enjoying time with my little man… and my big man.
So I’ll be “on location” for the next week but I’ll still be blogging. Aidan’s never been to the beach before so that will be fun. He’ll also get to meet his god-brothers and sister and a few of my cousins from my Mum’s side. If it all goes well maybe even a few of the ladies from my baby forum will meet up… who knows! One thing I do know is that it will be great to see my Mum & Dad and eat lots of seafood.